What is Hollywood?

  • (noun): The film industry of the United States.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Hollywood

Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California, United States situated west-northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word Hollywood is often used as a metonym of American cinema. Even though much of the movie industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such as West Los Angeles and the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, significant auxiliary industries, such as editing, effects, props, post-production, and lighting companies remain in Hollywood, as does the backlot of Paramount Pictures.

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Charles Christie
... In Hollywood, California, they made enough money working in films to purchase a property in Los Angeles and set up their own Christie Film Company to make comedy movies ... Before long, the Christie brothers were two of Hollywood's most powerful movie moguls ... Charles Christie died in Hollywood ...
Geoff Murphy - Hollywood
... In the 1990s Murphy spent a number of years working in Hollywood directing big-budget movies such as Young Guns II, Freejack, and the Steven Seagal ...
Phil Silvers - Filmography
... Campbell (1968) The Boatniks (1970) Hollywood Blue (1970) The Strongest Man in the World (1975) Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) The Chicken Chronicles (1977) They Took Miss ...
Universal Studios Japan - Attractions - Hollywood
... Live Rock and Roll Show Animation Celebration 3D Hollywood Dream - The Ride Space Fantasy The Ride Magical Starlight Parade Fantastic World ...
Hollywood, Homewood, Alabama - History
... Clyde Nelson began developing Hollywood Boulevard as a residential subdivision in 1926 ... of the new homes in the ], which had become fashionably linked with the glamor of Hollywood, California in the early days of the motion picture industry there ... The Hollywood Country Club on Lakeshore Drive (destroyed in 1984 by fire) and the American Legion Post 134 (originally Hollywood's Town Hall) were also built at this time ...

More definitions of "Hollywood":

  • (adj): Of or relating to the film industry in the United States.
    Example: "A Hollywood actor"
  • (adj): Flashy and vulgar.
    Example: "Young white women dressed Hollywood style"; "Hollywood philandering"
  • (noun): A district of Los Angeles long associated with the American film industry.
  • (noun): A flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry.
    Example: "Some people in publishing think of theirs as a glamorous medium so they copy the glitter of Hollywood"

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